With the jury in the Barry Bonds trial deliberating, Judge Susan Illston has ordered the release of Bonds' former trainer, and professional obstructer-of-justice, Greg Anderson. This, according to the New York Daily News:
BREAKING NEWS: Barry Bonds' judge orders Greg Anderson released from prison ... more to come
Anderson was first locked up for refusing to testify before a Federal grand jury in 2006, claiming that the subpoena to testify violated a plea bargain agreement in the BALCO case. Since then, Anderson has been in and out of prison for refusing to help the government's case. His latest incarceration began March 22, when Bonds' perjury trial began.
Much of the government's case rested on secret recordings of Anderson and Bonds' former friend and assistant, Steve Hoskins, but Anderson's refusal to corroborate the validity of the tapes weakened the prosecution's efforts.
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